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SHOTESHAM ROAD CLOSURE, see below for details    The Shotesham Village Association AGM will be held on Wednesday 14th March, 7.30 pm at Trinity Hall, all welcome. More details below.

Please keep an eye out for any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101. 

Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674

Temporary Road Closure on The Street in the Parish of Shotesham, currently planned for 5th to 9th March for a new duct installation by BT. Click on links for details: Shotesham STRO1436 PT …..  Shotesham STRO1436 Order

The DIARY – Click here .

The Shotesham Village Association will hold it’s Annual General Meeting at 7.30 pm on 14th March 2018, at the Trinity Hall. As most people are aware, the SVA has been an active part of Shotesham life for nearly 20 years, with the aim of organising events and activities for all ages and encouraging community life in our village. Although events are open to everyone, we would encourage residents to become Members of the Association to elect the committee and share ideas for village activities, it’s always good to get suggestions as to how we can make Shotesham an even better place to live.

Included on this year’s AGM agenda will be a report of the events over the last year and ideas for the future, the Treasurer’s Report, and election of the committee for 2018. If you have any other items to be discussed, or if you’d like application for membership of the Association or the Committee, please contact myself via Contact Us above, or our secretary, Christine – howes777@btinternet.com. Otherwise please just come along on the night and join in, we’d love to hear your views and ideas, and for you to join us for a glass of wine afterwards

As spring approaches…….

Easter Funday, for children of all ages, will take place on the afternoon of Monday 2nd April at All Saints Church, more detail to follow.

…and they’re off..

…and on Sunday 8th April, the Tour de Shotesham cycle ride returns, starting at the Globe at 12 noon. Just turn up (with your bike of course!) to join the ‘tour’, but if you’d like to assist with the organisation on the day, please let Ed know – edhoward54@gmail.com .

…and they’re off again!!!

First film of 2018 – Daphne – was a complex story which evoked a fair amount of discussion, even when we meet up on the Common! Next up on Fri 9th March, 7.30pm at Trinity, is The Party, a comedy drama with Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson. Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new political promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine. 

Full review at https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_party_2018. As always, tickets are £5 from Raz on 550122 or razwoolacott@gmail.com  

Coming up in the summer – Shotesham Open Gardens and Art Trail will take place on both Saturday and Sunday June 23rd/24th, £5 entry per adult in aid of All Saints Church bells project. 

Not to be missed

Please encourage friends and families outside the village to come along as well. There will be lots of art displays, teas available and varied gardens, both large and small, to enjoy.
Before the event is finalised please let us know if you would like to participate, especially with help over the weekend. More details in due course.
Contacts are Sue Astbury (550377), Jane Blease (558787).

And, on the subject of flowers….perhaps the first primrose of spring, St Mary’s Churchyard.

Photo by Bernie Fenn

A splendid ‘spring like’ day for our walk on Sunday 28th January, with 9 people and four dogs. Sunday 25th Feb for a stroll round Saxlingham / Hempnall, details in the diary. 

Shotesham’s Cycling Group is up and running, more information and details of events can be obtained from maddison900@btinternet.com

Shotesham Pedallers, photo by Paul Maddison

All Saints Bell Project. We are planning major improvements to the bells in All Saints church, click here for more information. The Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) is being produced by Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council working together with Norfolk County Council through the Greater Norwich Development Partnership (GNDP). Consultation runs until Thursday 15 March at 1700, to find out more and share your views click here.

Council Vision and Strategy – a message from Cliff Jordan – Leader of Norfolk Council 

For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks  

More Bitesize Learning from South Norfolk Council, click here for link to website. 

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;

SNTPoringland@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
Sansburys@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
• Direct Dial to Poringland PS: 01603 276207  

Local policing November newsletter – Police Newsletter, Feb 18 

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